30 Chrome extensions for web designers and devs

Chrome's DevTools are great, but it's possible to add even more exciting features to your internet browser to make web design and development easier. Here are 30 of our favourite Chrome extensions for web designers and developers.

01. WriteWell

WriteWell can help you get any writing project up and running

Award-winning writing software WriteWell is a useful productivity tool to help with any writing project. The Chrome extension offers a vast template library as well as outlines, tips, samples and smart phrases to guide you through the writing process – articles, ebooks, novels, blogs, etc.

02. DomFlags

A new way to work with DevTools

Radically speed up the processes of styling elements with DomFlags, a truly great extension that lets you create keyboard shortcuts for DOM elements! It's like having bookmarks for navigating the DOM; this will change the way you work with DevTools. 

03. Highly Highlighter

Highly, a new way to participate in industry conversation

Here's an interesting way to bring people into a discussion: Highly lets you share highlights from articles on the web, so you can draw attention to the most significant bits of writing. 

04. Booom

Get a better Dribbble experience with Booom

Booom makes Dribbble better by showing larger shots in lists; putting Like and Add to Bucket buttons in lists; making GIFs autoplay and bringing infinite scroll. 

05. CSS-Shack

Google Chrome extensions CSS Shack

This Chrome extension lets you create layer styles and export them into a CSS file

This powerful Chrome extension allows you to create designs then export them into a CSS file for use on your site. It supports layers and contains a plethora of the tools that you're used to from your regular photo editor.

06. Marmoset

Google Chrome extensions Marmoset

With Marmoset you can create gorgeous code snapshots within seconds

This brilliant extension will take your code and output snapshots for your demos and mockups. You can also add themes and effects to create images for promo and your online portfolio.

07. iMacros for Chrome

Google Chrome extensions IMacros

iMacros Chrome extension lets you record actions and save them

As a web developer, you may be required to test your webpages. Repeating the same actions over and over again can be a tiresome process. iMacros is a handy Chrome extension that lets you record your actions and save them so you only need to do them once. After that you can test your pages over and over again, repeating the action with a click of a button. It saves valuable time, freeing you to concentrate on more pressing matters.

08. Window Resizer

Google Chrome extensions Windows Resizer

This Chrome extension re-sizes the browser window in order to emulate various resolutions

This Chrome extension is a useful tool that does exactly as it says on the tin – resizes your browser window to help you with your responsive website designs. Choose from a list of popular monitor dimensions or add custom sizes and resolutions for increased accuracy.

09. Project Naptha

Google Chrome extensions Project Naptha

With Naptha you can highlight, copy, edit, and translate text from any image on the web

If you ever find yourself working from a mockup image with embedded text, Project Naptha could save you a world of mild irritation. Thanks to some smart OCR trickery it enables you to highlight, copy and paste text from any image; it can even translate it for you too.

10. WhatFont

Google Chrome extensions What Font

What font are they using? The WhatFont Chrome extension can tell you!

A very useful Google Chrome extension, WhatFont allows developers and designers to identify the fonts being used on a webpage. So, if you stumble upon a fancy-looking web font that you want to use in one of your future projects, just hover over it and find out instantly which font it is.

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